Yesterday, while Todd and Tyler were away playing, Jessie and I had the bright idea to "remodel" the kitchen. And while later on this year we will be putting in all new kitchen cabinets and an island, I wanted something a little quicker to give me more storage space:)
This hutch was built in when we moved in. I didn't like it then (the shelves on the bottom are only about 10 " wide), and every year it has been more of a junk collector than anything.
So as Todd and Tyler walked out of the house yesterday morning to go help a friend work ground, Jessie and I headed into the house with hammers, a crowbar and Todd's drill.
It was not pretty.
But we managed to get the hutch out without too much damage to the walls. I won't mention the hole I put in the wall with the screwdriver - fortunately it patched up pretty nicely. Or the 8 inch screws that were holding the hutch to the wall - what were those people thinking???? Which I then proceed to patch and paint a nice off white color.
I have an old primitive toolbox that I want Todd to hang on the wall for a shelf, and a picture to break things up a little bit. But I am not hanging the shelf myself - I want it to STAY up and not fall off the wall.
This cupboard that I brought myself as my Christmas present was supposed to go on that wall - but it made the kitchen to tight to get around. And yes, that wall behind it is yellow. I really wanted a yellow kitchen, but I think that may be a little too yellow....
Amazingly enough, that cabinet has probably twice the storage space that the old hutch has in it. Jessie was properly HORRIFIED that I would put that chippy old thing in the kitchen - it should be nice and new. I'll have to work on her love of junk apparently.....
And while I was splashing paint everywhere? Jessie tried out her new-to-her sewing machine (a JoAnn Fabrics purchase in a mad dash on Friday night) and made herself some new pillowcases:
Which will be on their way to a good friend to get a crochet edge put on them if my luck holds this afternoon (I am single needle challeneged after all). She also started to make herself some new curtains for her room out of one of my vintage sheets. Of course, then she tells me last night she really wants her room painted bright blue and not pink anymore because pink is too girly.
Guess I will have to get moving on her room here shortly and make her another quilt. One that is not so pink and girly......
Have a great day